When a man and woman flirt with each other at a wedding reception, the sexual tension seems spontaneous. As they break from the party to a hotel room, the flirtation turns into a night filled with passion and remorse.
As adults, best friends Julien and Sophie continue the odd game they started as children -- a fearless competition to outdo one another with daring and outrageous stunts. While they often ... See full summary »
A man runs into a woman at a wedding. They start to flirt and talk and find that they get along. Throughout their discussion, the man talks about certain memories as if they were common to the two of them. We gradually learn that there may have been a previous connection between these two when they were younger. This just leaves more questions as their past is slowly revealed. Written by
The film contains 117 visual effects shots, all of which are designed to be "invisible". When the Visual Effects Supervisor, Kwesi Collisson, solicited bids from VFX houses, he received an initial estimated VFX budget of over $1 million, followed by a $400,000 "low budget" estimate. Mr. Collisson decided to execute all of the effects himself, spending four months using Adobe After Effects and Shake software to complete the necessary shots. See more »
This exceptionally well-written and stylishly directed film reminded me a lot of the Linklater films, in that it was essentially an extended, intense, and modestly cross-cultural conversation between a woman and a man. In this case the darker character was the woman, played by Bonham Carter, and the charming and ebullient character was the man, played by Aaron Eckhart. The dialogue was as engaging and intelligent as Before Sunset's, but, unlike that film, this story didn't bail out before its ending. Bonham Carter's performance was excellent, and I think I'm being objective in saying that Eckhart managed to keep up with his co-star, bringing much more than pure charm to his role. The split-screen will be thrilling to some viewers and offputting to others. I'd usually put myself in the latter camp, but the movie's myriad other virtues held me in such thrall that I couldn't manage to get too annoyed with the split-screen. Definitely worth a second viewing.
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